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Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Epidemiologist, Clinical Trials Platform, The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba/Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
PhD, School of Public Health, Fudan University, China
MSc, School of Public Health, Shanghai Medical University, China
BMed (MBBS), Jiangxi Medical College, China
Cancer epidemiology: Dr. Ye’s research on cancer epidemiology focuses on hematological cancers. Currently he is studying the time and spatial trends of lymphomas and the role of common drugs (e.g., NSAIDs, statins, and metformin) in lymphoma and leukemia risk and survivorship, using Manitoba’s administrative data. His previous work has examined single nucleotide polymorphisms related to lymphoma and leukemia risk. He is also interested in early life exposures to environmental pollutants, tobacco, vaccine, and drugs as they relate to childhood hematological cancer risk. Previously, Dr. Ye studied the impacts of environmental exposures (e.g., lead, mercury, benzene, pesticides, bisphenol A, phthalates, etc.) on child neurodevelopment and cancer risk. As B.C.’s Provincial Epidemiologist, he leads a team of analysts and epidemiologists to support the Provincial Health Officer’s mandate of monitoring, promoting, and protecting population health in B.C.
Digital/mobile health: Dr. Ye has been funded by CIHR to examine the efficacy/effectiveness of internet-based mental health interventions and mobile apps for children and adolescent. His research interest in this area also includes mobile apps for improving clinical trials and patient outcomes (particularly for the new generation). He won the Innovation Award in the 2014 Hacking Health Winnipeg competition.
Environmental epidemiology: Previously, Dr. Ye studied the impacts of environmental exposures (e.g., lead, mercury, benzene, pesticides, bisphenol A, phthalates, etc.) on child neurodevelopment and cancer risk. This remains his research interest and he is currently serving as an epidemiological consultant to a child cohort study focusing on environmental health issues.